Tom Bowman http://wmuk.org en U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17 http://wmuk.org/post/us-intelligence-tracking-what-happened-flight-mh17 Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 16013 at http://wmuk.org In Bloody Battle, Medal Of Honor Recipient Held His Post Alone http://wmuk.org/post/bloody-battle-medal-honor-recipient-held-his-post-alone Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>At the White House today, President Obama awarded the nation's highest award for combat bravery. He presented the Medal of Honor to former Sergeant Ryan Pitts. In 2008, Pitts fought off a large Taliban force at an Afghan outpost. He did this for a time alone and wounded until the Americans could turn the tide of the battle.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: As one of his teammates said, had it not been for Ryan Pitts, that post almost certainly would've been overrun.<p>SIEGEL: Today, Pitts is married with a young son and lives in New Hampshire. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 15970 at http://wmuk.org Despite Video Of Bergdahl's Release, Questions Dog His Capture http://wmuk.org/post/despite-video-bergdahls-release-questions-dog-his-capture Even as the Taliban released a video of Army Sgt. Bergdahl's release, questions continue to surround his initial disappearance. Bergdahl has said he was captured by the Taliban while lagging behind on a patrol. In a classified report produced in 2010, the Army paints him as a soldier troubled by U.S. policy, but it does not go so far as to call him a deserter. Still, many wonder whether Bergdahl planned to return before his capture. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 14826 at http://wmuk.org To Help Nigeria Find Missing Girls, U.S. Sends In Airborne Support http://wmuk.org/post/help-nigeria-find-missing-girls-us-sends-airborne-support The U.S. has deployed surveillance aircraft to Nigeria in the search for the more than 250 schoolgirls still missing. Imagery gathered by the aircraft and satellites will be shared with the Nigerian government. Thu, 15 May 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 14360 at http://wmuk.org Medal Of Honor Recipient Dodged Bullets To Help Wounded Soldiers http://wmuk.org/post/medal-honor-recipient-dodged-bullets-help-wounded-soldiers President Obama on Tuesday awarded the Medal of Honor, the military's highest award for combat bravery, to former Army Sgt. Kyle White. Obama described how — during a firefight in Afghanistan — White single-handedly saved the life of a fellow soldier and then helped evacuate the wounded during a firefight with the Afghan Taliban.<p>" 'When you're deployed,' he later said, 'those people become your family. What you really care about is, I want to get this guy to the left and to the right home,' " Obama said of White.<p>That's why White says he risked his life that November afternoon in 2007. Tue, 13 May 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 14305 at http://wmuk.org Medal Of Honor Recipient Dodged Bullets To Help Wounded Soldiers